Black Friday overshadows Thanksgiving


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Black Friday stores are opening earlier this year. People are complaining that Black Friday is intruding on the tradition of Thanksgiving. Many stores are opening around 6 p.m. Thursday.

Yasmine Guedira, Staff Writer

It is 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and your family are friends are all gathered together around a table for a warm meal to reflect on the year’s successes while some employees have to work on this holiday instead of spending time with family.

We fade farther away from the true meaning of Thanksgiving every year. Stores are opening earlier, in fact huge commercial across America chains like Walmart and Target are opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving or even earlier.

Sophomore Stephanie Hong said “I think it’s really sad that people are completely ignoring thanksgiving. It has a historical significance as well as an impact on our society today.”

On the sole holiday dedicated to remembering all the good in our lives, we suddenly are out buying more and more than we could ever need. We go through our daily lives completely oblivious to our great fortune, and we completely ignore the one day dedicated to this very concept.

If this keeps going on then where are we headed America? Put the credit cards down and stay with your family.